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Old November 26 2012, 08:51 PM   #31
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Re: "Borg sounds Swedish?" (First Contact) Why is it funny?

I was thinking of the tennis player (part of my family is Swedish).
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Old November 26 2012, 09:24 PM   #32
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Re: "Borg sounds Swedish?" (First Contact) Why is it funny?

In 1971, I owned a Datsun 510 that had a Borg-Warner transmission.
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Old November 26 2012, 11:35 PM   #33
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Re: "Borg sounds Swedish?" (First Contact) Why is it funny?

Wi not trei a høliday in the Collective this yer?

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Old December 4 2012, 10:07 PM   #34
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Re: "Borg sounds Swedish?" (First Contact) Why is it funny?

Ahhh Thread Necromancy. Have you no shame?
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Old December 4 2012, 10:15 PM   #35
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Old December 4 2012, 10:53 PM   #36
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Re: "Borg sounds Swedish?" (First Contact) Why is it funny?

I couldn't resist resurrecting this sucker when 'Borg' popped up in a non Star Trek film. By the way, I have an update! I watched another Garbo movie ("Two-Faced Woman", her final one) and in that movie, her surname is actually Borg! So this confirms that Borg really is a plausible Swedish surname...at least in movies.
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Old December 5 2012, 01:38 AM   #37
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Old December 5 2012, 02:45 AM   #38
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Crosis sounds Greek to me.


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Old December 6 2012, 02:33 AM   #39
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Old December 6 2012, 01:37 PM   #40
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I started this thread almost three years ago due to a heated discussion on a Swedish Star Trek forum regarding whether the joke referred to Bjorn Borg or not. I always thought it did, and was very surprised that a few Swedish trekkers didn´t believe that.

So I bought the First Contact DVD and listened to what Braga and Moore had to say. And of course, the joke refers to Bjorn Borg.

I am not the least surprised since Borg was the best tennis player during the childhood of the script writers.
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Old December 6 2012, 01:59 PM   #41
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Old December 9 2012, 11:32 PM   #42
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I always assumed it was a reference to the Swedish Chef, but maybe not...
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Old December 13 2012, 06:31 PM   #43
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Old January 3 2013, 10:54 PM   #44
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The best part is the tennis ball borg sphere!

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Krosis in Greek means Sanction, not sure if it's coincidental or on purpose.
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